Lodging through - Priceline? Hotwire?

Oct 2nd, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Lodging through - Priceline? Hotwire?

Has anyone used Priceline or Hotwire to secure lodging in the Washington DC area? If so, when, what was the accepted bid, where was the property? Comments?
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 12:20 PM
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I'm thinking of going over holloween and too would be interested in hotel ideas and bidding ideas that are close to the Jon Stewart rally on the 30th. Thinking it could be a fun roadtrip.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Go to www.biddingfortravel.com to get lots of data in that department - far more than you could ever accumulate here.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Wow. BiddingForTravel.com is quite a find. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 02:31 PM
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Last year I used Priceline to bid on a room in D.C. and got the Marriott Mayflower Renaissance for $70 a night. Very nice hotel, very good location.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 03:25 PM
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I used Hotwire (I'm more of a Hotwire fan than a Priceline fan, because although you pay a little bit more on Hotwire, you can also narrow down the hotels you might get, in fact, I almost always know exactly what hotel to expect) and got the Dupont Hotel on Dupont Circle in July for I think $124 per night. Oh, also, on Priceline you're only guaranteed the room will sleep two people -- could be one double bed -- whereas, on Hotwire, you can specify 3 or 4 people, which would obviously mean more than one bed, but also would eliminate some hotels and probably add to the price, but at least it's an option if you need it.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
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check out www.biddingfortravel.com also. It gives you hotwire advice also and winning bids with a calendar of wins which is very important. I got teh Embassy suites on Hotewire for 4 of us one time. I was also able to park on the street at night near and twice in front of the hotel, which was amazingly lucky.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
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I meant www.betterbidding.com.
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Oct 2nd, 2010, 06:34 PM
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I like betterbidding.com but either will give you a list per area and folks report on successful winning bids.
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Oct 3rd, 2010, 11:56 AM
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bidding for travel only does priceline, better bidding does both priceline and hotwire.
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Oct 26th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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sf7307. Good description about the difference between Hotwire and Priceline. Another big reason to use Hotwire is they guarantee a hotel will have certain amenities which may be important (airport shuttle, pool, internet, etc).

HotelDealsRevealed.com is another helpful Hotwire site.
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Oct 26th, 2010, 06:34 PM
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I also used hotwire this summer and got Dupont Hotel for $109. I used betterbidding to help figure out which hotel I was most likely going to get based on amenities. I thought it was the Dupont and turned out I was correct. The people at betterbidding are often willing to help you navigate and guessitmate what hotel is being offered. Spend some time looking at the site, the lists of hotels and the postings of actual wins.

I used hotwire almost a dozen times this summer to book a room for my DH who was traveling across the country. Did real well, again using betterbidding.
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Nov 17th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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I used it often but it is best to educate yourself well before using it.
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